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. >> a new warning from japan's prime minister after another explosion and fire rocked daiichi power plant. >>> hello, 6:00 in the east, i'm christine romans. >> i'm kiran chetry. thanks for being with us. we are trying to dissect some of these new developments. it's very unclear exactly what is happening in japan. we do know there are growing health concerns due to another explosion at their nuclear power plant at daiichi. >> and as this unfolds, you have stock markets around the world plunging. japanese stock market down 10%, european markets down all very, very sharply. we'll continue to watch what that means in the united states where stocks here are also expected to open lower. >> and all of this fears of a nuclear crisis in japan and may be founded this morning. there are several new disturbing elements to tell you about. one the prime minister is admitting that radiation levels have reached levels that can "impact human health." what that exactly means, we still don't know this morning. everyone, though, within about 12 miles of the facility have been told to remain indoors. that's
in libya. also breaking news on the deteriorating situation in japan. so welcome, once again, to "american morning." it's been a week now since all of this happened. the tsunami, the earthquake, the number of dead in japan continuing to rise as hopes fade of finding any more survivors amid the rubble. in the meantime, the radiation concerns are spreading, as well. crews are now desperately trying to cool down fuel at one nuclear reactor. the number of dead has climbed to 6,500 people. and the search grows more frantic with 10,000 people still missing. >>> turning to fast-moving developments in libya, stopping gadhafi. britain, france, and the u.s. are scrambling to enforce a no-fly zone over libya now that the u.n. security council has authorized all necessary measures. cnn international correspondent nic robertson is live in tripoli. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, christine. well, we've already heard from the deputy foreign minister here who says he doesn't expect immediate air strikes here, but wouldn't say what preparations the army or anyone else in the country may be ta
earthquake of historic proportions. you're seeing pictures from inside parliament in japan. and you see the shaking going on. but we have a two-prong disaster. it's not just the massive earthquake that's def tvastatin the country right now. >> that's right, the pictures are astounding. this massive wall of water pushing everything aside in its path. look at these cars. you see them bobbing up and down. and this is about 60 miles north of tokyo, northeast in a farming area. and this incredible tsunami wave just rolling through taking everything in its path, farmland flooded for miles dragging along homes, cars, and boats. and we have all of this covered this morning. we're getting new details by the minute on this special edition of "american morning." thanks for being with us. it's friday, march 11th. i'm kiran chetry. >> i'm t.j. holmes. it's 8:00 right now in tokyo with a massive rescue effort is underway right now. again, we told you this is a two-prong disaster. there was the initial 8.9 magnitude quake. that is a historic earthquake. one of the fifth largest since 1900. one of the
>>> four days into an epic disaster. a growing crisis in japan triggering worldwide concern. new explosions shaking japan's crippled nuclear industry all while hundreds of bodies begin washing up onshore. the horror is unimaginable. >>> and thanks for being with us on this monday, march 14th, it's 6:00 a.m. here on the east coast, 7:00 p.m. in tokyo. we're following the developments of this unfolding catastrophe in japan. >> the tsunami's fury in japan becoming clearer this morning. a new day brings new fears of a nuclear disaster now. overnight, another explosion at the fukushima nuke particular plant. radiation levels were detected. this is being called the greatest hardship there since world war ii. hundreds of thousands of people in need. there are long lines at gas stations and at food stores, people are waiting and waiting. there is a shortage of food and water this morning. >>> also, an overwhelming sense of despair as we said, bodies washing up onshore, the number of dead continuing to mount, and also the financial cost. losses from the quake and tsunami could total $100
>>> choppers in the air, water cannons on the ground, japan launches an attack on a crippled nuclear reactor hoping sea water can stop an unfolding nuclear catastrophe on this "american morning." i'm christine romans. welcome to "american morning." it's march 17th, st. patrick's day. >> st. paddy's day. you are irish? >> somewhere am i irish. >> have you have green eyes. >> i'm irish. >> i'm kiran chetry. we're following the latest on japan's crisis. the focus is how to get the reactors cooled down, specifically reactor number three at fukushima's daiichi power station. military helicopters are dropping 30 tons of sea waters on the crippled reactor's pool. >> they're also spraying on the ground, up to a dozen water truxz a trucks are in place. the united states is telling americans to get at least 50 miles away from the reactor. >> there is one more critical development to watch for, engineers are planning to begin the process, which is key in this whole thing, of restoring power to the daiichi complex. they want to bring in external power lines to try to get the plant's cool
>>> japan's nuclear nightmare growing even more desperate this morning as a cloud of smoke forms above the crippled daiichi power station, a sign that the containment vessel may have been breached. we're following the latest minute-by-minute developments on this "american morning." >>> welcome, again, thanks for being with us. >> a lot to cover this morning. in japan, the number of dead and the level of fear are rising fast. here are the latest developments in what is likely to be the costliest natural disaster the world has ever witnessed. more than 3,700 have been killed. close to 8,000 people are missing following friday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. >> japanese officials fear it may have been caused by a breach in the containment vessel of reactor number three. officials are now bringing in helicopters to drop water into a cooling pond through the damaged roof of the reactor hoping to slow or stop any meltdowns. >>> for several hours last night, things grew so tense at the power plant, work was suspended and everyone there was told to evacuate. now, they've now retu
from where we left off on friday. >> breaking news from japan. >> smoke spotted coming from a damaged nuclear reactor. engineers are struggling there to prevent a meltdown after a devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier this month. let's get to anna coren. i understand it's now been evacuated. what's going on there? >> reporter: that's exactly right, ali. they thought they were getting a handle on the situation, that it was stable until about 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. that was when they saw gray smoke coming from reactor number three. that's been a reactor that was a huge problem. where they think there are low levels o of water in the pools that house the spent fuel rods. so when the smoke came at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, it only took about 15 minutes before they decided they needed to get the workers out of there straight away into another building. there are some 430 workers at the fukushima daiichi power plant. we don't know how many were involved in reactor three. and we don't have any reports of, you know, severe exposure to radiation or injuries. we are working to get those
>>> a lot of news happening overnight in libya, japan, and right here at home. i'm kiran chetry. we want to get you up to date. in japan, new concerns a at one of the nuclear reactors and word that radiation is spilling into the ocean. >> and it's moving in the air here in the united states, another state detecting radiation from fukushima. this one is on the east coast. we'll tell you how high the radiation levels are and how it could have possibly been spread here. >>> in libya, the no-fly zone in place. rebels make steady progress toward tripoli. here at home, president obama plans to make his case why libya matters to us. "american morning" begins right now. >>> so we do have that lot going on, but the head scratcher is the final four. you've got two unlikely schools, vcu and butler. >> we've had some upsets. although somebody pointed out the other day, you can't keep calling butler an upset when it keeps doing it. >> that's right. >>> let's stick with the top stories on japan. a lot of people wondering what's going on with the radiation disaster in japan. and another tsunami sc
. >>> in japan now, a disturbing new discovery overnight. it could be a sign that the nuclear crisis there may be getting worse. >> i'm ali velshi, cnn exclusive. president obama defends america's role in libya and talks about whether he deserved that nobel peace prize. >>> research in motion is going to try to take down the ipad with its own tablet pc. let's get started, "american morning" begins right now. >>> all right. good morning. it is wednesday. >> yesterday we thought we were making some progress in japan. with heard they had restored power to a couple of the reactors, and again this morning. news has taken a turn for the worse. >> black smoke is rising from one of the reactors at daiichi's power plant and dangerous levels of radiation have been discovered in the tap water in tokyo. levels in the tap water there are double the legal limit for infants to drink. tokyo is 150 miles from the crippled daiichi power station. the likely source, of course, of this contamination. residents are being warned not to allow babies to drink tap water. and there are radiation issues with the food in
moammar gadhafi. >>> i'm ali velshi. there are growing concerns over radiation exposure in japan, now the u.s. military is getting ready to take an extraordinary step evacuating troops from the island. >>> and i'm kiran chetry. no relief in sight for homeowners. new numbers showing how weak the housing market is. and even more troubling, analysts said we may not have hit bottom yet. "american morning" starts right now. >>> all right. it is tuesday, march 22nd. a lot of news this morning. again, it's been a wild couple of weeks. >> and it's well into the day in japan. already another two earthquakes today. we're well into the 600s in terms of aftershocks and tremors. more concerns there. >> we're going to bring everybody up to date on that. but first, we're going to start with libya. coalition forces hammering moammar gadhafi's forces and positions as the head of forces in libya said the coalition flew 80 missions yesterday more than half of them by countries other than the united states. also saying that the dictator's momentum has been stopped, at least for now. but in misrata, which
're taking things too far. we've got the latest on that, as well as the nuclear disaster in japan. let's get started, "american morning" begins right now. >>> good morning to all of you. good morning. >> nice to see you this morning. >> there's a lot of news going an overnight. overseas, this travel stuff for people traveling, a few areas of concern for them. >> everybody's worst nightmare, they say, what, the most dangerous part of flying is takeoff and landing. it's probably more dangerous when the pilot can't reach the control tower to find out if it's okay to land. we're going to play the tapes. it's amazing. >>> the other thing we're dealing with is the fireball fuelled by jet fuel. burning at miami international airport. they say that a jet fuel storage tank caught fire. they don't know how yet. all six storage tanks at the site were affected. the flames were brought under control a few hours ago. no one was hurt. airport officials say the flames were away from the runways and terminals but it could lead to delays and in cancellations since tanker trucks are being brought in to refuel
counter-terrorism terrorist. >>> we want to follow the latest on japan, the nuclear disaster and unfortunate news to report. dangerous levels of radiation are now being reported well beyond the government radiation evacuation zone of that nuclear power plant. right now, everyone within 13 miles of the daiichi power station, they have been ordered to leave within a 13 mime radius. now, they say radiation has exceeded radiation levels in a village 25 miles northwest of the plant. the 7,000 people who live there have not been ordered to leave but the iaea is now advising the japanese government to carefully assess the situation there. >>> meantime, two states on the west coast of the united states are reporting low levels of radiation showing up in the milk. health officials in san luis oh b obispo, california are saying it's not a significant threat but still there and not a surprise says blair thompson of the washington dairy commission. let's listen. >>> traveled across the jetstream and pacific ocean and landed on our shores. it's hardly a surprise that happened, expected. r
a blood bath by moammar gadhafi. >>> there's a lot going on in japan this morning, as well. a top government official says the nuclear crisis in japan is now very grave. i'm kiran chetry. >>> in order to head off a large scale catastrophe, tons of radioactive water has to be pumped out of the daiichi power plant. but a big problem, where to put it. >>> and i'm christine romans, honk if you want to stop. volkswagen recalling thousands of jetas because honking the horn could shut down the car. a lot to get to now on this "american morning." >> welcome to "american morning," tuesday, march 29th. >> a lot going on today in japan and libya, trying to figure out what to do next with moammar gadhafi. a lot happening in japan, as well. >>> we want to get you started with the president's case last night. the president addressed the nation and also critics who say he failed to fully explain his decision. last night, president obama described the situation in libya as "unique" and said the u.s. intervened militarily to prevent a humanitarian crisis. >> it's true that america cannot use our m
that are rationed for food. i'm kiran chetry. new details on the gruelling conditions inside the japan's crippling nuclear power plant. what workers are enduring as they try to prevent a catastrophe on this "american morning." >>> good morning, everybody, welcome to "american morning." it is wednesday, march 30th, 6:00 on the east coast. and we're watching developments right now in libya where moammar gadhafi's forces are pushing back rebels. and some of the ground they gained, they are now ceding. >> there's big decisions for president obama to make, talking about possibly arming the rebels while some of the nato commanders said, yes, there are elements of hints of al qaeda in some of these groups of rebels. so a big decision as to who we're arming and are we sure it's the right thing? >> we'll have both of those stories. but first, let me tell you about a deadly infection sweeping through six alabama hospitals. health officials are saying the harmful bacteria came from contaminated i.v. bags. nine of the patients infected have died, ten others have not recovered. the cdc is launching an investig
to bring back to put on display throughout japan. my job was to go out there and open up this bottle and capture some space, actually just the vacuum of space and seal it back up to bring it back to the folks of japan. >> folks, what an honor to speak to you and i hope you're looking great up there. continued safe mission to you all. we will all be watching closely, the nation and the world when you all bring it in. we will be having a big round of applause for all of you up there. >> good luck to all of you and thanks to taking some time to talk with us this morning. we had to wrap it up. they have small windows. >> they are saying good-bye to us now but there is a bit of a delay. >> it's space. 220 miles. >> would you ever want to do that? >> i would absolutely love to in a perfect world but i don't know if i'm cut out for it. those confined spaces. >> they are something, yeah. >>> hillary clinton is fed up. her tough talk on dealing with pirates. tell you about that next. >>> also the apple launches the ipad2 the next generation of the magical web browsing service. it is faster an
you about a huge earthquake struck off the coast of japan. 7.2 magnitude earthquake. that is a major quake. it could be felt almost 300 miles away in tokyo. take a look at some of the surveillance video we got here. surveillance cameras on skyscrapers. you can see some of the shaking going on. no reports of any significant injuries or damage, but still, some of the video we're getting, you can see the rocking going on, including some boats that were parked along the coast. a tsunami warning was at one point issued. it was later canceled, however. >>> also new this morning, a stunning and disturbing sight. take a look at this, millions of of fish dead in the water at a southern california marina. officials say that the large school of sardines depleted the water of oxygen and because of that -- and there were so many in such a short amount of time they literally suffocated. there's no environmental cause, no pollution, they basically think they were driven there by larger fish and then, of course, there were too many of them. of course, very happy for the pelicans who quickly landed t
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